The 4th World Cities Summit (WCS) was held from 1-4 June at the Marina Bay Sands, Singapore. The summit attracted a record participation of more than 20,000 participants from 118 countries including ministers, mayors, government officials, industry leaders, academics and representatives from international organizations.

Themed “Liveable and Sustainable Cities – Common Challenges, Shared Solutions”, WCS is the exclusive and premier platform for government leaders and industry experts to address liveable and sustainable city challenges, share integrated urban solutions and forge high-level partnerships.

Hitachi Asia Ltd. Center of Excellence (CoE) showcased its pioneering and cutting-edge technology on urban solutions called Similar Face Search (SFS) following the successful completion of a CityMind smart cities project in Singapore. Hitachi Asia is the technology partner of AGT International-O’Connors in the consortium that tested intelligent analytics solutions to the Government of Singapore’s Safe City Test Bed Project managed by the Ministry of Home Affairs and the Economic Development Board (EDB), involved in the design and integration of its technology solutions into the AGT-O’Connor’s System. The Safe City Test Bed Project is an R&D initiative by the Singapore government to develop new capabilities to keep Singapore safe.